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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


Our Hope of Glory!

Sharon Couchman

All of us here at Morningside send our prayers and greetings for you to experience a wonderful Passover and Resurrection season. During this special time of the year many turn their attention to bunny rabbits, egg hunts and new clothes. For Christians, this time has much greater significance.

Devout followers of Jesus will take extra time to give thanks to our Lord for the great price He paid for our freedom from poverty, sickness and sin. Christ made the way for us to be restored to God. We have been bought with a price – the most expensive gift ever given—the precious blood of Jesus. Continue reading

What Ever Happened To Hope?

Clete Snellenberger

I Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abide Faith, Hope and Love, these three, but the greatest of these is Love.”

When Jesus makes all things new and His followers are ushered into the eternal state, “Faith” will no longer be necessary because the redeemed will see God face to face. “Hope” will no longer be necessary because their hope will have been perfectly realized. But “Love” will remain, and it will finally be known without the taint of sin. But for now these three remain, so let us look at the word called Hope.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now Faith is the substance (tangibility), of the hoped for (or anticipated), the evidence (proof) of things not seen.” It is an absolute conviction—based on the assurance of God’s unchangeable and perfect character that God’s promises will be fulfilled. Continue reading

The Back Side of the Desert

Shirley Nickle

Does your life seem as if it is not going anywhere and without purpose? Or, do you find yourself thinking, “When God, when?” Or, perhaps you are feeling that small assignments don’t matter and that your daily routine is not important to God. Is God even interested or concerned?

Yes, God does care about our daily lives! He cares that we are people of integrity and that we keep our word. God cares about our attitude and He desires for us to be faithful to all that we put our hand to. He wants us to be respectful to others and for us to do the right thing at all times. It is called CHARACTER!

In the Book of Exodus, God called Moses from his mother’s womb. God knew the choices Moses would make in his life. (And God knows the choices that we will make in our life.) He knows us from beginning to the end. Only God knows the heart of man. Continue reading

Too Much Pride

Elda McAteer

Is there anyone out there who has been in trouble and you wouldn’t ask anyone for help?

Too much pride can get you into a lot of trouble. I know from personal experience. Pride always comes before a fall!

Here’s my story:

When I was about 24 years old, I was married and had three children. We were living in a trailer and had no money. My husband was working but we just barely made a living. I was determined to not ask for help from my family or the church. NO WAY!! Continue reading

The Real You!!

Sharon Couchman

Years ago way back in the 60’s & 70’s (I’m telling my age!) there was a TV game series called “To Tell the Truth”. Many of us “oldies” remember this popular show. The program consisted of a moderator, three contestants, and a panel of celebrities. The three contestants tried to fool the four-member celebrity panel into guessing who was really telling the truth about who they were.

The celebrity panelists, one at a time, would question the three contestants (addressing them by No. 1, No. 2. and No. 3) in an attempt to expose the liars and determine who was telling the truth. Continue reading